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Page 777 - THE FRUITS OF AMERICA ; containing richly colored figures, and full descriptions of all the choicest varieties cultivated in the United States.
Page 877 - HERE, in cool grot and mossy cell, We rural Fays and Fairies dwell ! Though rarely seen by mortal eye ; When the pale moon, ascending high, Darts through yon limes her quivering beams, We frisk it near these crystal streams!
Page 876 - GARDENING may be divided into three, species. ...kitchen-gardening.. ..parterre-gardening and landscape, or picturesque-gardening : which latter is the subject intended in the following pages.. ..It consists in pleasing the imagination by scenes of grandeur, beauty, or variety.
Page 889 - ... gift of the shore-lands of France and Italy and Greece. The Sweet Bay bush in the farmer's or cottage garden comes with its story from the streams of Greece, where it seeks moisture in a thirsty land along with the wild Olive and the Arbutus. And this Sweet Bay is the Laurel of the poets, of the first and greatest of all poet and artist nations of the earth — the Laurel sacred to Apollo, and used in many ways in his worship, as we may see on coins, and in many other things that remain to us...
Page 759 - Little profit can be found in the present mode of agriculture of this country, and I apprehend it to be a fact that it affords a bare subsistence.
Page 757 - Our fruit-trees prosper abundantly, — apple-trees, pear-trees, quince-trees, cherry-trees, plum-trees, barberry-trees. I have observed, with admiration, that the kernels sown, or the succors planted, produce as fair and good fruit, without graffing, as the tree from whence they were taken. The countrey is replenished with fair and large orchards.
Page 802 - ... of the State. And so it often happens that the temperature falls lower seventyfive miles south of Lake Michigan than it does in the counties bordering on Michigan. This difference is often great enough to render peach-growing in this section, as a commercial business, out of the question. From the northeastern portion of the State south to the Ohio river, and covering all that territory not already mentioned, the climate is not so severe, and fine crops of peaches are often produced.
Page 878 - ... sensible man attempts to build his own house, and the necessity of employing architects has not only developed much ability in our own professors of this art, but has also given us the additional advantage of a great deal of foreign talent and skill. This has not been the case with Landscape Gardening. There has been no one since Mr. Downing's death who has exactly filled the niche he occupied in the public estimation.
Page 617 - A simple method is to dissolve 40 or 50 pounds of the sulphate in as many gallons of water, pulverizing the material and hanging it in a coffee-sack in the top of the barrel. A gallon of water, therefore, means a pound of sulphate. The lime may also be slaked and kept in readiness for use. Slake it into the creamy condition familiar to masons, cover lightly with water, and then close the box or vessel to prevent the water from evaporating. When making the Bordeaux mixture, pour the requisite quantity...
Page 877 - ... the scene at once cool, gloomy, solemn, and sequestered, and form so striking a contrast to the lively scene you have just left, that you seem all on a sudden landed in a subterraneous kind of region.